Betty Bronson

Born Nov 17, 1906

Betty Bronson was an American television and film actress who began her career during the silent film era. She was a famous actress in silent and sound films.

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    NYTimes - Jan 13, 2008
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    NYTimes - Jan 11, 2004
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    NYTimes - Dec 24, 1999


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1906 Birth Born on November 17, 1906.


1924 17 Years Old Barrie personally chose her to play the lead in a film of his work Peter Pan which would be released in 1924. … Read More
1925 18 Years Old Bronson became an instant success in the year following the release of Peter Pan. She had a major role in the 1925 silent film adaptation of Ben-Hur.
1926 19 Years Old In 1926, she starred in another Barrie story A Kiss for Cinderella, an artfully-made film that failed at the boxoffice. … Read More


1933 26 Years Old Bronson continued film roles until 1933 when she married Ludwig Lauerhass, with whom she had one child, Ludwig Lauerhass, Jr. She did not appear in films again until Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge (1937), starring Gene Autry. … Read More


1971 65 Years Old On October 19, 1971, Bronson died after a protracted illness in Pasadena, California and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale.
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